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Wow. Thanks for the inspiration. BEAUTIFUL work.
Keep on doin what your doin!
Well first of all awesome landscapes. "Somber Exequies" would be my favorite of the bunch.
Hah I feel silly now, I've heard of HDR imaging and have messed with it in the past, just reading it actualy written out threw me off.
Just one more question in regards to the HDR imaging, is that a usual method for you? I can see traces of it in a lot of your landscape work, based on the lighting in quite a few shots.
By the way, thank you for the help
eazym - Thank you sir. I do indeed work everyday at improving.
Sniper - Thanks!
injection223 - Thanks! As for a normal HDRI pipeline. I would say no. In fact the majority of my landscapes don't use that technique. Every image provides new challenges. Some present themselves during capture, some during post. It's really up to you on how to handle them and what you want the final image to look like.
I hope everybody survived new years. I know mine was a loooooong night.
In case you missed INSOMANIA I made mini site with all of the photos from the event here.
Father, daughter, brother. - The last photograph I took in 2006.
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Kimmy one. Shot that same day.
Kimmy two. Same.
Shot near the end of 2006.
I learned from Toby that Dreyer's Slow Churned Vanilla Ice Cream is a quilty pleasure for all.
In the future we could all end up looking like this.
Shot on New Years Eve through 01.01.2007.
In other Phil news. I'm currently getting prints made for a solo gallery show in Pasadena for February. More details to come, but if you are in LA or will be, please do come by. It's exciting for me because most of you know my work from web sized images, but I actually shoot to print big (so American) and there's so much you really don't see in a lot of my photographs due to that.
Also if you haven't visited my website lately (phfx.com) I uploaded the last song I made in 2006. It's a little piano piece called "IX". Much more traditional than my normal work.
Happy New Year to all!
I have so much to post.
Lets start with a photoshoot I did for designer Pinar Eris.
I've also made a little mini site where you can see some outtakes and unused shots...
As well as a high resolution behind the scenes.
Here's a youTube low res if you hate loading or quicktime.
I'd like to thank the models, muas (especially Jen), and Jay.
Here's Toby in a sheet much later that night after the shoot.
Some of you may remember a horror movie I did still photography for called Devil Girl. Howie finished the cut and finally screened the film. Congrats Howie! Here's a little mini site with many more of the shots I took.
Last edited by PhilHolland; April 10th, 2007 at 07:04 PM.
Lovely, thank you so much for sharing!
Wow, you have some amazing stuff! I'm pretty new here, so this is the first time I've run accross your thread, but I was blown away from beginning to end.
Favorites: p07, p23, p28 (awesome tones), all the burlesque shots are great, but the first two and last ones take the cake for me, wonderful light in nov02, von01 is a lot of fun (and I keep noticing more and more to love when I look back at it), the color and feel in von06 is perfect, Gray Colossus is impactful (the little yucca sprout on the right makes it ), the last photo of 2006 is probably my favorite overall (it would be between that one and nov02, actually), and your most recent designer shoot is beautiful in color, comp, & concept (plus the added illustrations work well without taking away from the shot or the clothes).
Amazing, inspirational stuff! Thanks much for sharing, and if you need me, I'll be busy digging through your site for a good hour or three .
zemotion, GriNGoLoCo - Thank you. I'll attempt to post more. I promise.
tiefight - Glad you like my work. I'm working on some new projects so I'll have more stuff relatively soon.
Until then here's some new stuff.
sm02 - Digital pinhole.
sm03 - Toby
sm04 - Jay
nt04 - California Poppies in their natural color! I love this orange.
nt05 - There's a tiny egret in the middle of that hill. It's the white dot.
nt06 - While wandering around up north I came across 1000 sheep.
nt07 - They were being herd by an extremely friendly Peruvian sheep herder and his 3 sheep dogs.
nt08 - These are all wool sheep. Most of them are growing their coats back.
nt09 - I also found a burnt marshy area with a little life coming back into it.
nt10 - The water actually remained untouched by the fire, but the plants in and around it were torched.
As amazed as I am by your recent stuff, I think my favourite set of yours would have to be your amber set. It just does the right things for me. That, and the 'secret dunes' set, especially Exodus.
thx for inspiration
really artistic. I love these photosets
what can i say. totally blown away m8. a huge inspiration. Thanx for sharing these and keep on doing em =)
eazym - Thank you.
purplerose - Thanks. Central composition is sort of an easy trick, but the good thing about it is that it always works.
klips - Interesting. The Amber set had a pretty straight forward direction. She needed specific shots for her book.
daniel ching, UПiT_22, vinc, Abronxl, Headhunter, HuBBaTheMan - Thank you!
So I've been in the down low for a bit now. I've been drawing, painting, shooting, and working on a book and new music album. I'll be releasing an album with my instrumental work pretty soon. The album is all done, just need to finish up some paper work and things. The movie biz has been busy as well. At the studio we are working on finaling Alvin and The Chipmunks at the momment. Work continues on The Golden Compass, The Incredible Hulk, and The Mummy 3. Lots of freelance stuff keeping me busy too.
Lets see. Last update was 6 months ago. Yikes. Bad Phil. I'll just put up the highlights then.
These next shots are from the set of Iron Man.
Here are few stills from a film I was the director of photography on. It's called "Good Intentions".
Porcelain from Porcelain and the Tramps.
Headshot session for Actress Lindsey Haun. Her movie Shrooms just premiered out here. Weird crazy horror flick.
Low light band stuff.
Nina is a performing artist. If you recently saw the MTV Video Music Awards, she was one of the dancers during the Britney Spears performance. She also was in that BLACKOUT show I shot a while ago.
Whew. That's what I got for now.
you're a busy man!
I keep goin to Ironman3 - such a strong shape and Impact. Great color too.
thanks for sharing
II_04 has great colors and feeling
"L'arte è una logica contorta"
I saw your thread, and went 'ahhh, someone else has discovered the joys of Phil', then saw it was updated and went 'YAY!'. Loving it, especially lz_01, that's a killer.
On Amber, sometimes direction can be good, it worked for me anyway. Also, her birthmark is so cute, as are her freckles.
It's great to see some more of your work. I think your people and low-light stuff is really solid but I especially like the moon shot and the first iron man shot - powerful images.
I'm excited that you're working on a book. It must be challenging to decide what to include. I continue to be inspired by your relentless push to create more and more work. I'll look forward to more updates!
Keep it up and thanks for posting.
Thanks for sharing, I enjoy your work very much.
You really should submit some work to this thread: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=107075
I am a horrible slouch when it comes to updating this thread!
I've shot so much this year that I honestly can't show until next spring. But if you've been looking closely some of my work has been a few magazines here and there. You gotta look for that nasty tiny photo credit.
Earlier this year I shot production stills on a motion picture caled "The Prince, the Pimp, the Jackal, and the Spayed". In total I took about 4 weeks off from Rhythm and Hues and the rest of my freelance gigs to go work on this film. It turned out to be a very strange and extremely stressful show to work on. The cast and crew in general were pretty amazing people though and certainly made the long hours fun. I have a lot of things to say about still photography after working on this show. Shooting for a publicity agent, director, production company, and processing thousands of photos gave me a lot of new ideas and experience. It certainly taught me to keep my compositions and shooting technique fresh.
Here are a few stills of the cast from the set.
And the crew....
If you'd like to see more here are links to the cast and crew galleries.
Cast & Crew
They also just hired me back as a Special Unit Photographer to shoot inserts for the film.
Back in November I recieved my Canon 1Ds Mark III. Apparently I was one of the first in the world to get the camera and and the first to publish a review. It was featured on a bazillion news websites like news.com, luminous-landscape.com, northlight images, outbackphoto.com, etc.... My site recieved 1.14 million hits in about a 24 hour span. Which is just madness!
If you are interested in the review click here:
Canon 1Ds Mark III Review
Here are my first shots with the new camera.
Cold Dry Leaves - Click for bigger
Duck on Duck - Click for bigger
Cold Shadow - Click for bigger
Gelid Gully - Click for bigger
Early Morning Ghost - Click for bigger
Warm Morning Light - Click for bigger
Fog Sea - Click for bigger
Veins - Click for bigger
Toby - Click for bigger
Theres a few more here if you're interested with shooting details and such:
More 1Ds Mark III images
It's been raining in Southern California lately. For whatever reason it rains out here after the big fires. The rain is preparing me for Seattle and the clouds were nice and chunky.
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I found this dreary looking branch while hiking in the mountains. I tend to hike alone these days because most would find it a pain in the ass with me stopping to shoot photographs every 10 feet. Also, I put myself in rather stupid situations a lot of the time that I don't think others would find very appealing or safe.
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Last week I photographed an actor named David Cooley. I do a lot of high resolution texture photography these days, both for Rhythm and Hues and freelance and both for games and film. If he looks familiar don't be surprised. He's been done facial, texture, and voice work in about 100 video games. He's sort of the ideal soldier in a lot of those army games. Here's a few out takes from the shoot. Very fun and easy to work with.
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Next up is Stephanie. She is a pretty talented screenplay writer, actress, and also a coworker here at R+H. I've wanted to shoot her for a while, but after she threatened my life at the holiday party I was much more inspired to shoot her sooner rather than later. Being that we both work in film and her passion for cinema, especially classic films, I thought it would be appropriate to shoot her in a theater setting. Here's a link to all the photos.
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Rhythm and Hues Studios had the an annual toy drive for the 66th Street School in Los Angeles last Friday. It's a great way for the studio to give back to the community. This is always great fun for the kids and the volunteers from R+H. This year the school allowed us to mix and mingle with the kids a bit more and work on some crafts with them. It's a very strange and rewarding experience. The kids become outstanding friendly just after a few moments of spending time with you. One little girl came up and hugged my leg and called me "Captain Jack Sparrow". Stuff like this makes you smile. There's like a bazillion more here, but here are few that I like.
sss_05 - He's trying to take my picture
In other news for those who care I've been taking more freelance conceptual design gigs recently. I took about a 2 year hiatus from doing hardcore work in this arena, but I'm now eager to get up and running again as a production artist. I'm also done with my first music album and am just figuring out logistically how to release it. I've already began work on the next album and am hoping to have it completed by March.
Let's see Golden Compass and Alvin are out in theaters. I worked on both of those for a good while. Golden Compass was around a year and half. We are still working on The Incredible Hulk, Mummy 3, and are beginning work on They Came From Upstairs and Cirque du Freak.
Hope you enjoyed the photography.